"In 1999, the secret police confiscated the available Russian hard copies and the computer disks -- but not in time to deprive readers in the English-speaking world of a valuable reference work." -- Eliot A. Cohen, Foreign Affairs, January/February 2002

"[...] this book will be essential in our understanding how weapons development influenced the cold war, arms control, and contemporary strategic policy." -- Thomas J. Nelson, ( January 20, 2001

"The volume provides comprehensive data on the Soviet and Russian strategic nuclear weapons and support complex." -- Announcement of official book release,Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, December 4, 2001.


"Comprehensive and absolutely authoritative," -- Geoffrey Forden, Security Studies Program, MIT

"A veritable treasure trove of information for all students of Russian nuclear weapons and strategic policy questions." -- Sidney D. Drell, Professor Emeritus, Stanford University

"An extremely useful volume." -- Wolfgang K. Panofsky, Director Emeritus, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University

"This is the best recent work in this field due to its depth of research and solid scholarship. The book will be a critical resource for scholars and policy makers because of its carefully documented and thorough analysis of the Soviet/Russian nuclear complex and weapons." -- Bradley Thayer, University of Minnesota, Duluth

"No previous volume matches this book in comprehensive detail not only on the Russian nuclear forces themselves but also on the course of their development and the development of their supporting infrastructure." -- Celeste A. Wallander, Director and Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program,  Center for Strategic and International Studies